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EPA Reviews National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone, and Other Recent CAA Developments

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23/01/2015

EPA Reviews National Ambient Air Quality Standards For Ozone: On December 17, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule revising the air quality criteria for ozone (O3) and related photochemical oxidants and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for O3. 79 Fed. Reg. 75234. EPA proposed to revise the primary standard to a level within the range of ...

Abengoa celebrates start of construction for its photovoltaic plant in Atacama 1, the largest solar complex in Latin America

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27/01/2015

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, celebrated today the start of the construction of the photovoltaic plant that will be part of Atacama 1 solar complex, located in the north of Chile (Comuna de María Elena, Segunda Región). The event was attended ...

$2 billion in funds headed for cleanups in Nevada and on the Navajo Nation from historic Anadarko settlement with U.S. EPA, States

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26/01/2015

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement reached with Anadarko and Kerr-McGee is now final, allowing funds to be disbursed for cleanups across the country. The settlement secures payments of $5.15 billion to resolve claims that the defendants fraudulently transferred assets in part to evade their liability for contamination at ...

Modern Water Installs First Microtox® Continuous Toxicity Monitor in the Usa

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27/01/2015

Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has recently launched an updated continuous toxicity monitor using its well-known Microtox® technology. Demand for this ground-breaking monitor has been high with the first unit being installed just after its launch at one of Aqua America, Inc.’s water ...

Wind erosion risk mapped in first ever pan-European assessment

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23/01/2015

Over 8% of land in Europe could be at moderate-to-high risk of wind-driven soil erosion, a new study has estimated. In the first assessment of its kind, the researchers produced maps which show wind erosion risk across 36 countries. This information could help guide actions to tackle land degradation. Soil erosion by wind is, to a certain extent, a natural process that has always played a role ...

Boart Longyear Wins Mining Magazine Award for Record-Setting Australian Sonic Bore Hole

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27/01/2015

A Boart Longyear crew that successfully completed the deepest hole drilled in Australia using a sonic rig – 212.00m (695 feet) – has earned the company an award from Mining Magazine. Boart Longyear’s Eastern Australian Territory team set the new depth mark last June 17 with a LS600T sonic rig and using a 4.75-inch conventional coring system and overriding with 6-inch ...

Novelis Commissions $48 Million Automotive Closed-Loop Recycling Investment in Oswego Plant

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27/01/2015

Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the completion of a $48 million investment in its automotive scrap aluminum recycling facility in Oswego, N.Y. It expands upon the company's recent growth in Oswego to meet the increased demand for aluminum automotive sheet in North America.  Including this recycling center, over the ...

Dosing pumps essential to maintaining Chinese Semi – Conductor manufacturing growth

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27/01/2015

Industry Overview China, one the world's largest manufacturer of electronics and the largest consumer of semi-conductor products, accounts for about 40% of global consumption. Many of the leading international semiconductor companies have transferred there production to China, making the country a key link in the international industrial chain. In 2014, sales growth in the IC (Integrated ...

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